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Reap Eric Rickstad


Eric Rickstad

Published April 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780140298376
272 pages
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 About the Book 

A bold debut novel weaves a coming-of-age story into the gritty lives and desolate beauty of Vermonts northeast kingdomLike a cross between Denis Johnsons Already Dead and David Lynchs Blue Velvet, Reap draws us into the hot, still air of a summer backwoods at whose fringes lurk danger and epiphany. Jessup Burke, a lonely, naive sixteen-year old, has grown up without a father in a jobless, indifferent logging town. Out of high school a year early, he now bikes through the woods with his fishing gear, daydreaming of his sweetheart and their secret home in an abandoned farmhouse. When Reg, an embittered, paranoid recluse fresh out of jail for growing marijuana, encounters Jessup hitchhiking, he is at first drawn to the boys easily manipulated naivet